How is artificial intelligence shaping eLearning?

Oct 20, 2023 | blog | 0 comments

ChatGPT is just the latest development in the field of Artificial Intelligence, changing the way we experience the world. Think, for instance, of Alexa and how easily it allows us to communicate with all the smart devices in our homes. We could also mention Google’s voice assistant and the numerous apps we use for scheduling, organizing, communicating – all of them know what we want, when we want it, and deliver it to us in the simplest and most immediate way possible.

Artificial intelligence makes eLearning increasingly personalized.

It’s called adaptive learning,(adaptive learning we have already discussed it in this article) a smart system that, through machine learning algorithms, customizes the course material in real-time for each student differently. Artificial intelligence aims to automate this process from the start by assessing the student’s level before they begin their learning, creating a simplified and highly relevant learning experience. This reduces the time spent studying content students already know, increasing enthusiasm and engagement. The result? Better outcomes and a decrease in dropout rates.

Virtual admins for managing student groups.

They are easy to implement, cost-effective, and can manage all users simultaneously and 24/7 – something human admins would find challenging. AI bots can provide guidance directly within the LMS platform, making them an excellent solution for basic needs that require automated and repetitive procedures. Virtual tutors can also assist with scheduling and automatic assessment and provide explanations on how course materials work within the subject.

Impossible to cheat with artificial intelligence.

By activating plagiarism detection tools, similarities between tasks submitted by students become evident automatically, whether they are written texts or drawings. This is a significant advantage for the human teacher who might overlook these similarities.

Artificial intelligence is making eLearning more accessible.

Not only has the eLearning industry made education accessible from anywhere, but artificial intelligence is making it increasingly accessible, aiding students with special needs or visual, motor, or language disabilities. Harnessing the potential of AI makes it possible to create courses that are accessible to students with any kind of issue: think of possible facilitations for those with dyslexia or color blindness, or attendance modes for those who cannot see or hear. A demographic that could be excluded or heavily disadvantaged in traditional teaching.

Inclusivity is also one of the great advantages of gamification, and that is precisely the direction we want to go: courses accessible to everyone, engaging and involving students of all types, wherever they are and in whatever physical or environmental conditions they find themselves.